About Me

I am Rachana, an Electrical Engineer by profession working in the automotive industry. I was born and brought up in the city of dreams 'Mumbai' in India known as Bombay to some people. Currently, I live in Michigan, USA with my husband 'D' and our little daughter 'Swara'.

I grew up in a family where every discussion begins and ends with food. So my love for food was naturally inherited from my parents and grandparents. As a kid, I remember eagerly waiting for every opportunity to help my mom in the kitchen. I kept building on my cooking skills and soon my mom was confident to let me work alone in the kitchen without any supervision. For some reason I find cooking to be very relaxing and therapeutic…..strange isn’t it?…I guess its coz cooking has been my hobby and passion since childhood.

I see this blog as a diary of documenting my experiments and adventures in the kitchen. I plan to write about everything that’s cooking in my kitchen, from simple every day meals to exotic restaurant style dishes, baked goods and my newly found love for cake decorating. Some are traditional family recipes from my mom and aunts, some my own creations, some inspired by cooking shows, popular Chefs and fellow bloggers from around the Globe who have all been a source of inspiration in my culinary journey.

Apart from cooking and baking, I also love stitching, knitting, crochet, pottery, interior design …basically anything to do with arts and crafts. I have too many hobbies and not enough time to pursue them. Perhaps, someday when I retire, I'll have enough time to pursue these hobbies to the degree I want.

I sincerely welcome you to 'SIZZLE N SPICE' and would love to hear from you.

Bon App├ętit!